Libra - August 2018
Greetings, Libra! August is a good month for money matters, as Jupiter settles back into direct motion in your house of finances! Jupiter is known as the Greater Benefic because of his association with good fortune, wealth and happiness, and when he’s walking in the right direction, he really is a good guy to have on your team. You will probably find now that you are back in the right place at the right time for some marvellous money-making schemes; Jupiter’s ongoing connections with Neptune and Pluto until the end of September are also very beneficial for work involving art, music, film or creative writing, and for making money from property renovations. The only thing to watch for here is a tendency towards overconfidence, as focus on the big picture carries you away from paying attention to the finer details. The Sun and Jupiter in square during the first fortnight of the month will be an especially impractical time; make sure you think your actions through.
Mercury comes to the end of his retrograde spell in your world of friends on the 19th, a welcome relief for any friendships that have been strained to breaking point by the misunderstandings and revealing faux pas of the past two months. The last ten days of the month are useful for building bridges and moving forward together, and Mercury’s conjunction with the Sun between the 5th and 13th is especially positive for re-talking an important discussion with a friend which left you both feeling despondent at the end of July. The Moon sends us another fabulous solar eclipse on the 11th, and this is a time for destiny to send you a new acquaintance. Mercury’s influence suggests that this may be a face from the past, someone who perhaps you didn’t get along with so well with last time you met. It’s a second chance for you both, make the most of it!
Matters of the heart could feel rather intense during the days up to the 13th, as Mars reverses through your house of romance, creating difficulties around anger management and the expression of affection in new or potential love relationships. He is joined by wilful Lilith from the 7th, and this combination of passionate celestial energies could send your emotions into overdrive, as getting who and what you want from romantic relationships becomes your sole purpose. Mars will also square up to unpredictable Uranus during the days up to the 12th, their second altercation since early May. It will be difficult to express emotional intimacy at this time, as the atmosphere becomes fraught with uncertainty and frustration. It might be an idea not to commit to new love until these explosive aspects begin to wane at the end of August.
Venus arrives in Libra on the 7th, and will be very keen to have you looking your best for all those social events she is planning! She is of course your natural ruler, and this part of the Zodiac is her palace, so her influence will be strong, and you will probably find you are spending more than your usual amount of time on enhancing your appearance. Your taste for luxury and extravagance will also be triggered now, and you will be keen to treat yourself to a better lifestyle. Saturn and Chiron have other plans for you between the 7th and 17th, demanding that you pay attention to loved ones and their needs. The full Moon on the 26th could also turn your focus to tedious but necessary chores following important changes to your everyday routines. Have a lovely month!